Wine Country in Santa Ynez Valley
The Santa Barbara Wine Country is one of California’s most beautiful and exciting viticultural regions, producing some of the most brilliant wines in the world. Experience a taste of the land in Santa Barbara’s wine appellations – Santa Maria Valley, Los Alamos Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, and Santa Rita Hills.
Celebrated Wines in Santa Ynez
With over 70 wineries, Santa Ynez Valley is celebrated for its stellar Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot and Rhône and Italian grape varietals. From colorful valleys to mountain vineyards, from passionate pinot noirs to sumptuous syrahs, Santa Barbara Wine Country has an aura all of its own.
Explore country roads, lush vineyards and 117 charming wineries, as well as exceptional tasting rooms, delightful restaurants, museums, art galleries, and exciting attractions.
Fun Activities in Santa Barbara Wine Country
The wine country is a wonderful destination for hiking, Santa Barbara golfing, horseback riding, glider rides, wildflower viewing and touring.
Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country
The wineries you will find closest to the Santa Ynez Inn are located within the valley and cater to all levels of wine enthusiasts :
Beckman – Producing world-class Rhône varietals with elevations up to 1250 ft – started in 1996.
Brander – One of the original vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley and renowned producer of Sauvignon Blanc
Bridlewood – Offering a range of critically acclaimed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon
Casa Cassara – Specializing in Pinot Noir, this winery was established in 1990
Gainey – A Spanish-style winery focusing on varieties of Bordeaux, established in the early 1980s
Lincourt – Features 205 acres of Pinot Noir and 52 acres of Chardonnay
Rideau - A local winery “where Rhône-inspired wines meet the heart of New Orleans”
Rusack – Established in 1995 with a wide variety of wine selections including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Sunstone – A boutique winery producing world-class Bordeaux and Rhone style wines
Fore more in-depth information about the local wineries you can visit www.sbcountywines.com.